Colnago's flagship road racing model, the V3Rs is outstanding in every way; it's incredibly light, stiff and compliant, with exceptional versatility and sleek aesthetics. This is a road bike you'll want to choose for every ride, and you can, as it's been engineered as a true performance all-rounder, excelling across all Parcours, with an aggressive yet stable geometry. Perfectly complementing a bike of this calibre is a top-drawer SRAM RED eTap AXS groupset, Fulcrum Wind 40 wheels and Colnago finishing kit.
The V3Rs draws much inspiration from the previous models in the V series but has undergone some big changes. The grade of carbon fibre is now even higher, not only contributing to the reduction in weight, but also increasing rigidity dramatically in the rear triangle and head tube while improving vertical compliance as well, so it feels stiff to ride, but in no way harsh. A lighter, newly shaped fork makes room for 30mm wide tyres with space to spare, while the TFS Integrated Fork System means that all cables are completely integrated into the SR9 stem and through the steerer; it's sleek and aerodynamic. Carbon fibre upper and lower headset cups borrowed from the C64 shave a few extra grams and damp vibrations. Additionally, there's the seatpost clamp, with a completely new design that is lighter, clamps with improved modulation and has a wider range of operation.
SRAM's wireless RED eTap AXS is one of the most advanced groupsets on the market. It's smooth, quiet, customisable and reliable, bringing smaller jumps between gears alongside a wide range. The narrower flattop chain runs close to silent and shifting is slick, while, when it comes to braking, there's both the power and modulation of discs no matter what the weather throws your way. Fulcrum Carbon Wind wheels are as versatile and capable as the bike itself, with the design engineered to combine aerodynamics and stability, and the 40mm depth meaning they'll accelerate well when you put the power down be that uphill or in a flat out sprint.